Marine Strike Fighting Squadron - 122 

 

"Werewolfes", "Candystrippers", "Crusaders", Flying Leaternecks"

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History 

1. March 1942 VMF-122 Established at MCAS Camp Kearny CA
July 1946 VMF-122 Disestablished
October 1946 VMF-122 Reestablished at MCAS Beaufort SC
1. October 1962 VMF-122 was redesignated VMF(AW)-122
1. July 1965 VMF(AW)-122 was redesignated VMFA-122
14. August 1974 VMFA-122 Disestablished MCAS Kanaohe Bay HI
4. August 1975 VMFA-122 Reestablished at MCAS Beaufort SC

Tailcodes 

1946 - 1948 BC
1948 - 1957 LC
1957 - present DC
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Planes:
 

 

 

1942 - 1943
F4F-4
   
 

 

 

1943 - 1946
F4U-1
VMF-122-01.png (71556 Byte)  
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1946 - 1947
F4U-4
   
 

 

 

1947 -  1949
FH-1
 

 

 

1949 - 1952
F2H-2
 

 

 

1952
F6F-5
     
 

 

 

1952 - 1954
F9F-4 / F9F-5
 

 

 

1954 - 1955
FJ-2
 

 

 

1955 - 1957
FJ-3 / FJ-3M
 
 

 

 

1957 - 1962
F8U-1
 
 

 

 

1962 - 1963
F-8C
   
 

 

 

1962 - 1965
F-8E
   
 

 

 

1965 - 1974
F-4B
   
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1975 - 1982
F-4J
     
 

 

 

1982 - 1986
F-4S
     
 

 

 

1986 - 2017
F/A-18A
     
 

 

 

2017 - present
F-35B
     
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VMF-122  Deployments 
15. May 1951 - 4. October 1951 CV-34 USS Oriskany CVG-4 F2H-2 LC 00
26. April 1953 - 21. October 1953 CVB-43 USS Coral Sea CVG-8 F9F-5 LC 200
5. April 1955 - 29. September 1955 CVB-43 USS Coral Sea CVG-17 FJ-2 LC 300
- unknown - ? ? ? ?
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VMF-122 Commanding Officers 
Capt. Elmer Brackett Mar. 1942 Apr. 1943
Maj. Gregory Boyington Apr. 1943 Jun. 1943
Maj. Herman Hansen Jun. 1943 Jul. 1943
Maj.. Robert B. Fraser, Jul. 1943 Aug. 1943
Maj. Joseph Hunter Reinburg Aug. 1943 Jan. 1945
Maj. Francis E. Pierce Jan. 1945 Mar. 1945
? Mar. 1945 ?
LtCol. Marion E. Carl ? ?
     
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last update 20. January 2021

written  19. April 2009

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